November 01, 2007

Random Thoughts on People

I’m still Treasurer of the school, something I am realizing may become a lifetime job, at least while my kids are still there.

There has been great aggravation with the job lately, much stress with various aspects of my life that may temporarily make this blog go dark for a week or so. Fall is tough for me, too many balls in the air and if I don’t go dark soon, I’ll drop one.

Anyway, so there is this big Benefit for the school, a big fundraiser, coming up in a couple weeks. Being the school treasurer I’m very involved… being this is a new group heading it up, I’m much more involved than I ever wanted to be.

I’m taking a lot of deep breaths as of late.

I sent the head chairman for this party an email explaining some of what she is seeing in the low turn out. The economy down here is just shot. I don’t know if that’s everywhere, but down here, it’s a disaster. We’re all feeling it and tightening our belts. Foreclosures are all over, the market is bad… taxes are scary high and home owners insurance is breaking most of us.

And so there has been some concern as to why so many families are not participating and I sent her a note explaining, the economy is tanking right now and families just cannot afford to do it.

Good Lord. There was nothing political in my note and it was actually written very professionally. I didn’t use words like ‘tanking’. And I got an email in response completely raking Bush over the coals and the Republican party and ‘what are we going to do? This country can’t take another Republican President, but Hillary or Obama?”

And I read the email and did a big *BLINK*.

Agree or disagree… it is irrelevant. I don’t know this woman from frickin’ Adam and that’s the response I get to my note saying parents are strapped and are making choices and supporting the school is just not it right now?

I was stunned. I didn’t respond. Perhaps my lack of response will be loud enough for her to hear that she overstepped talking any politics with me. She doesn’t know me that well.

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I read recently about the ‘Christian’ folks who have been fined millions of dollars for protesting at a soldier’s funeral.

Good.

I wish it could be worse.

I’m not sure what part of what they did offended me most as it was offensive on so many levels.

Actually, that’s not true.

The first and foremost truly was the fact they were protesting at a soldier’s funeral. If Boudicca were Queen, they would promptly be deported to some hell hole in some remote corner of this world where they would be unable to practice their religion without fear of torture and death, unable to speak their thoughts without same retribution and unable to gather in any way without fear of being gunned down.

I think there are probably many countries that fit that billet.

Perhaps we should just send them to Iran, last I read the country fit the billet and they don’t have to worry because I think I also heard that Iran doesn’t have any homosexuals. *blink blink*

Which leads me to…

The rest of the offensiveness of the situation is like a cesspool. The whole anti-homosexuality aspect of their hating the war leaves me completely baffled. I had a really tough time understanding their logic. I didn’t see any linearity to it at all. And I have a difficult time understanding people’s hearts being so… dark and so small as to truly hate someone for their sexual orientation.

That puzzles me. And scares. Because you know... its such a Christian thought to HATE so intensely. /sarcasm off

What scares me more is they had children holding placards. I saw that and I think I emitted a *gasp*. The whole ‘breeding Nazi’ thing in action. Sometimes I lose faith in humanity.

That was one.

I just wish the judge could have levied something much harsher and closer to home upon these imbeciles other than a monetary fine, of which I feel certain the soldier’s family will see not one penny.

Something like banishing them to some place the opposite of America.

You know… just for being inhumane creeps and unworthy of living here.

And ultimately? A pox upon them and their ilk and may they rot in hell.

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And lastly, may God rest the soul of General Paul Tibbets, who passed away today at the age of 92. I will always believe in my heart and to the core of my soul, no matter who rewrites history, that we did the right thing and General Tibbets was a hero.

I was sent THIS interview today while at work and absolutely loved his memory and recollection. I found his thoughts on the terrorists today interesting.

General Tibbets will always be a hero to me. A hero with great understanding as to what has happened to this world and to this country… requesting no tombstone for his gravesite as he knew it would only draw protestors and n’er do wells.

Goodbye General Tibbets and… thank you for your service.


Posted by Boudicca at November 1, 2007 04:20 PM | TrackBack
Comments

I heard some audio of the head protest slime's interview and if he's the leader, these are not the sharpest knives in the drawer... which would account for their narrow viewpoints and lack of sense.

IMO, the monetary fine is nothing. That doesn't hurt them... I'm with you, they should be sent somewhere else... maybe to live in osama's cave with him?

Posted by: pam at November 1, 2007 05:41 PM

I think I gasped with you... The picture of the kids at the protest... awful, but even worse, the kids were smiling like they were having a good time.
I can't think of a worthy punishment for these people (at least a legal one)... Except that they like attention, so perhaps we need to still support PGR in their efforts to drown the protesters out, but from a media standpoint, ignore them.

Posted by: jck at November 1, 2007 05:47 PM

I went on a pretty ugly tear in Teresa's comments this morning over the whole Fred Phelps mishegoss. The guy is a disgusting douchebag [doesn't merit being a "dooshbag"], who I would gladly take freaking down, and rip him to shreds with my bare hands.

For the life of me, I cannot understand the mindset of a group of people who call themselves "Christians" who would gather at the funeral of a fallen Marine, and insensitively proclaim in loud voices crap to the effect of 'the only good soldier is a dead soldier,' and "God hates fags."

I went red when I saw that. These are the freedoms -- this hateful, ugly douchbaggery -- our fearless, heroic members of the Armed Forces go to war against the terrorists to protect, so human buttplugs could convene and vomit forth their fringe ideas without regard for the heartbreak the family of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder will surely be going through for the rest of their lives.

I hope George Bush kicks these walking turds' asses. They need to die a Promethean death, chain their asses up against the side of a mountain in the arctic and let some ravenous beast slowly have at their internal organs.

It'd probably choke when it got to their hearts.

Posted by: Erica at November 1, 2007 06:28 PM

Pam- This low IQ deal with them does not surprise me. Holy crap. I can't believe anyone with an IQ higher than 60 would even give them the time of day. Pinheads, scary scary pinheads.

JCK- YES! The smiling children made my frickin' blood run cold. Holy crap.

Erica- I'm liking this Promethean death idea. Heh, I think you may have been channeling Dennis Miller! ;-)

Posted by: Bou at November 1, 2007 07:22 PM

There is a word to describe the head chairman. Unfortunately, I cannot use it on your blog. It does sound like she has a bad case of Bush Derangement Syndrome. There's a lot of that going around. I didn't realize that your economy was so bad. Here in Atlanta the economy is OK, we just don't have any water.

Phelps and his flock are buttheads and that's the nicest thing I can say about them.

Great interview with General Paul Tibbets.

Posted by: Denny at November 1, 2007 09:16 PM

It took me a while to understand their reasoning, too. I wish they could be jailed.

Our entire country seems to be losing common sense. To lay the blame at the feet of one man who has been "in control" for 7 years and to completely ignore those elected officials who are career politicans..30, 40 years...

Ugh. I really wish we could throw the whol lot out, go back to the Constitution and START OVER!

Posted by: Jody at November 1, 2007 09:35 PM

Ah, but General Tibbets loved the Buckeyes!

Posted by: Prestersean at November 1, 2007 09:41 PM

Denny- Yeah, our economy is bad, but we have water. Come March, our economy will be bad and we WON'T have water! Foreclosures and home owners insurance that has tripled is killing everyone.

Jody- Something, anything, to make them feel the pain they have caused. I think that's called 'revenge'. I'm cool with it.

Prestersean- NO! Say it isn't so!!! Gah! Well... I guess they can't all be perfect. Heh.

Posted by: Bou at November 1, 2007 09:51 PM

The woman sounds profoundly ignorant... not in the sense that she can't read or write, but in the sense of dealing with other people. It's all about her and what she thinks. Sheesh.

The religious nut cases - don't even try to understand them, there is no logic. This is simply a mean stupid man who has found a way to bring attention to himself. Sadly as far as the children go, kids will have fun no matter the circumstances, that's how they are. I just wonder what they will be like when they grow up. Remorseful? Even more hideously repulsive?

As for General Tibbets, I have always considered the man a hero. May he rest in peace. Thanks for the link to the interview!

Posted by: Teresa at November 1, 2007 11:01 PM

There is no word revolting enough to describe the Phelps' thoughts and actions.

As to General Tibbets, you put it so well.

Posted by: Peggy U at November 2, 2007 12:18 AM

Hiya, I don't think we got the story of the protest at the funeral here, but just reading about it made my blood boil. How can people be that wrapped up in what they believe in that they lose the common decency of letting a family grieve in peace at a funeral??

Posted by: Amanda at November 2, 2007 03:24 AM

and along with everything else that is so wrong and disrespectful about that whole situation, it also upsets me the number of people out there who see that on the news and seem to take it as "all Christians are that bigoted and believe this nonsense", I've more than once felt like I've had to not only try to defend my faith, but also the faith of any other legitimate Christian group out there, there doesn't seem to be a recognition that this a very small, very vocal, minority, and the beliefs they expose are not supported, let alone encouraged by any other church out there. heck, Phelps created his own church purely so that he could spout this venom and claim its church based without all the higher church organizations saying "excommunicated!",
it is wrong, it is sick, it makes you want to cry, but its not, thankfully, a widespread view. and certainly not a Christian one.

Posted by: S at November 2, 2007 08:58 AM

Random thoughts on people:

Arthur just turned 10! Had to watch the clock tick over to his birthday at the right time. Thanks for letting me celebrate it here!

Posted by: Peggy U at November 2, 2007 11:58 AM